Pope Benedict retiring

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MissyJ's picture
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Pope Benedict retiring

Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement

A Pope has not stepped down or retired in 600+ years. More information I'm certain will be forthcoming, but in the meantime we can be praying both for Pope Benedict XVI and for the cardinals as they gather to elect a new Pope. We will be watching (and praying!) for our new Pope as certainly he will be met immediately with significant challenges for our Church.

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Our priest was discussing this last night at the Ash Wednesday service. He mentioned that it served as a good example for all that someone can step away from power and sacrifice that for the good of the church. I am praying as well for the wisdom for the powers to be as the Church is faced with such a divide and faces many challenges.